Monday, June 4, 2012

Meatless Monday


It’s raining and it’s a Monday but that’s OK.  There are worse things in life…even though it may not seem that way sometimes.  So, “No Weigh May” is officially over.  I weighed this weekend for the first time in a month and I was up 4.2 pounds from my lowest weight.  I know that this sucks but I had a lot to eat in the middle of May so overall, I wasn’t too terribly disappointed.  I consumed too many calories this weekend but I’m back on track today.  I am hoping to get those 4.2 pounds as quickly as possible even though it’s going to be difficult because it seems I have a lot going on this summer that could get me into trouble weight wise.  I will keep plugging along with exercise and hope that I can shed a few pounds before football season.








The recipe this week is not the prettiest thing I’ve ever produced but it was good.  The Hungry Girl loves her veggie burgers and I do too.  Nothing compares to a big, juicy burger from the grill so I definitely don’t compare a frozen veggie burger patty to beef but they are filling, low in fat and they taste pretty good.  They especially taste good when you add cheese, veggies and turn it in to a wrap.


Since I show you veggie patties in recipes sometimes, I wanted to encourage you to try them.  I know that there are people out there who find the concept disgusting but I beg of you to just try it. I went through a vegetarian phase of my life but in the end, my love for meat took over.  While I was a vegetarian though, I tried a lot of Boca and Morning Star products that I really liked.   A griller style veggie burger can be as low as 70 calories.  They have fiber and you can dress them up.  Last week, I made a double cheeseburger out of two patties and added a slice of bacon (which sort of takes away from the “Meatless Monday” theme I was going for but I love bacon so it’s OK).  It was a big sandwich and tasted great.  Give them a shot.  If you hate them, you never have to eat them again and you can send them my way.  I also like other products like the “chicken” patties and crumbles that you can add to tacos or spaghetti.  The veggie products are great fillers, they are healthy and they aren’t as bad as you think they are going to be, I promise!

I had a great weekend! I saw a lot of friends, enjoyed a festival, went to eat and to Bed, Bath & Beyond with Jordan to spend the gift card he got me (I will probably be sharing what I got soon) and had a great dinner with my family last night.  I’m tired today and hungry of course but I am motivated to get these extra few pounds off so I may be a little deprived this week and I’m going to exercise like a crazy person as usual…I will keep busy and charge through. 

I hope you all have a fantastic week!

Good luck to the ladies softball team from the University of Alabama...they are looking to win a national championship game this week.  Roll Tide!

Bye!


I can see the weight there in your eyes
I can feel the thorn in your side
Your knuckles are bruised from a losing fight
One way down a dead end street
Broken glass underneath your feet
You think the day won't break the sunless night

The sun will rise
The sun will rise
When you've lost your lights
The sun will rise
It'll be alright
It'll be alright

I've been in stuck in a storm before
Felt the wind raging at my door
Couldn't move, couldn't breathe, couldn't find a way out
Somehow my clouds disappeared
Somehow I made it here
Maybe just so you could hear me say

The sun will rise
The sun will rise (The sun will rise)
When you've lost your lights
The sun will rise
It'll be alright (It'll be alright)
It'll be alright
It'll be alright
It'll be alright

And though you can't see it's
So hard to believe it
Sometimes you just need a little faith (All you need is a little faith)
There's an answer to your prayer
And I swear that there'll come a day, yeah

The sun will rise
The sun will rise (The sun will rise)
The sun will rise (The sun will rise)
The sun will rise
Yeah
The sun will rise
The sun will rise
The sun will rise…” The Sun Will Rise-Kelly Clarkson (written by Kara DioGuardi)

2 comments:

  1. Haha...there are worse things in life...but I agree...there are times it definitely doesn't seem that way.

    You're going to take those 4.2 pounds to task quickly...I know it! You got this.

    I would try a veggie burger. I like the idea of meatless Mondays or cutting back on meat. My biggest concern would be a consistency issue...but I'd just have to try it and see.

    Super glad we got to hang out this weekend! I had a fantastic time!

    Roll Tide and great song! :)

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  2. I like the way you said, "take those 4.2 to pounds to task." I haven't heard that in awhile. :) The consistency is definitely different but I don't mind it.

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